Extended Sensing Range AC Powered Inductive Proximity Sensors
New V3 series AC powered proximity sensors are now available in 8, 12, 18 and 30mm sizes with extended sensing ranges. These sensors operate on 20-250 VAC/VDC input voltage with N.O. and N.C. output options available. The sensors are short-circuit protected and have a yellow LED status indicator that is output energized. Sensing distances range from 2mm shielded and 4mm unshielded for 8mm sensors to 12mm shielded and 18mm unshielded for 30mm sensors. Axial cable and 1/2 in. micro AC quick-disconnect models are available and all sensors are IP67 protection rated. AC powered V3 series sensors start at $37.00 and are backed by a lifetime warranty.
More Discrete I/O Modules for Productivity2000 PLCs
The Productivity2000 PLC system now has 50 discrete and analog I/O modules providing over 400 local I/O points. With remote expansion, over 4,000 total I/O points are available.
New DC discrete I/O modules (starting at $50.00) include 8-, 16- and 32-point, 12-24 VDC, sink/source modules with additional isolated commons. Two for the 8- and 16-point modules and four isolated commons for the 32-point module.
The Productivity2000 is a modular, rack-based system with a full lineup of discrete, analog and specialty I/O modules. The high-performance CPU has 50Mb memory, fast scan times and five communication ports for $255. Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports support programming and client/server connections (Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP).
Free Productivity Suite software features tag name memory addressing and ladder logic with function block programming.
New Safety Mats, Edges and Relays from ASO Safety Solutions
ASO innovative safety mats, edges and specialized safety relays protect people and machinery from harm.
Safety mats detect the presence of personnel on horizontal surfaces (usually the floor). ASO safety mats provide a wide horizontal detection area for personnel. The safety function is triggered when a person steps on the mat. Tapered or straight edge styles allow configuration flexibility. ASO safety mats start at $285.00.
Starting at $36.00, safety edges can be used on any surface, usually near possible crushing or shearing points and are touch-sensitive devices that detect presence at possible danger points. The safety function is triggered when a person or object contacts the edge.
The ASO Safety Solutions safety relay module ($181.00) is a specialized relay used to wire both mats and edges for fail-safe triggering of the intended safety function.
More Hubbell-Wiegmann Enclosures Added
AutomationDirect has added 206 Hubbell-Wiegmann® enclosures in 15 different configurations.
New models include disconnect, pushbutton, padlocking, keylocking, floor-mount, freestanding and stainless steel enclosures, consoles/consolets, and enclosures with knockouts.
The extensive Wiegmann product line of over 2,200 enclosures includes NEMA 1, 3, 3R, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 12 or 13 rated models in a wide variety of carbon steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminum and fiberglass construction. Enclosures are available in wall-mount, floor-mount and freestanding form factors.
Same-day shipping is available on select enclosure models and other sizes and products can be shipped within 15 business days. Enclosures carry a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Custom user specified factory cutouts are also available on select Wiegmann enclosures.
C-more 10-inch widescreen and 15-inch base model HMI touch panels
The new C-more 10-inch full featured EA9-T10WCL widescreen color TFT touch panel ($685.00) has three serial ports, an Ethernet 10/100BaseT port, two USB 2.0 ports, one SD memory card slot and audio line out. Screen resolution is 1024 x 600 pixel WSVGA in 64k colors.
The C-more 15-inch base model EA9-T15CL-R color TFT touch panel is $1,299.00 and includes one Ethernet 10/100BaseT port, one serial port, two USB ports and two SD memory card slots. Screen resolution is 1024 x 768 pixel XGA in 64k colors.
Both touch panels are 12-24 VDC powered and an optional attachable AC power adapter is available. The panels are NEMA 4/4X and IP65 rated (for indoor use only) and are programmed using the EA9-PGMSW programming software, priced at $99.00.
C-more HMI touch panels are UL, cUL & CE approved and have a 2-year warranty.
New Entry-Level 3-inch C-more Micro HMI Panels
New lower priced C-more Micro EA3 series HMI panels, available in touch and non-touch versions, have a 3.1-inch STN LCD monochrome display and 12 selectable LED-driven backlight colors. The panels feature a 128 x 64 pixel display, and five user-defined function keys each with a red LED indicator. Each panel has one RJ12 serial port for programming and PLC connection (supports only AutomationDirect/Modbus PLC protocols).
The EA3-S3ML-RN C-more Micro non-touch panel, priced at only $98.00, is NEMA 1 as shipped but is NEMA 4/4X indoor, when installed with an available optional gasket. The EA3-S3ML-R C-more Micro touch panel ($146.00) is NEMA 4/4X and IP65 (indoor) rated.
These panels are powered through the RJ-12 serial port of most AutomationDirect PLCs, or from the USB port of a PC using the EA-MG-PGM-CBL (USB to RJ12) cable.
Productivity1000 Stackable Micro PLC
The new Productivity1000 stackable micro PLC is the super compact yet highly capable member of AutomationDirect's Productivity controller family. The P1000 is packed with many of the features of the Productivity series but housed in a smaller, slimmer design to provide space, budget and time savings.
The full-featured P1-540 CPU ($169.00) has 50Mb memory; 4 built-in communications ports including micro USB, Serial RS-485, Serial RS-232 and Ethernet 10/100Mbps. The built-in Micro SD card slot provides data logging up to 32GB (card sold separately).
The P1000 PLC supports up to 8 I/O modules for a total of 128 discrete I/O points or 32 analog I/O channels. A full lineup of 14 discrete and analog I/O modules is available.
ProductivitySuite programming software is a free download and the P1000 starter kit ($399.00) has everything you need to get started.
New CLICK Ethernet PLC Units with built-in analog I/O
CLICK Series stackable micro brick PLCs are now available with both Ethernet communications capabilities and analog I/O built-in. 12 new units provide both discrete and analog I/O including four discrete inputs, four discrete outputs, two or four analog inputs and two analog outputs.
These CLICK Ethernet/Analog PLC units are available with combinations of current and voltage 0-20mA, 4-20mA, 0-5VDC, 0-10VDC inputs and outputs; and with 24 VDC or 120 VAC discrete inputs and DC or relay outputs.
The units feature one built-in 10/100 Mbps Ethernet communications port for both programming and Modbus TCP networking, plus RS-232 and RS-485 ports.
Ethernet/Analog PLC units include a calendar/real time clock, battery backup and are configured with free programming software.
CLICK Ethernet/Analog PLC Units have a 2-year warranty and start at $179.00.
SiteLink Reliable, Secure Remote Access
STRIDE SiteLink provides secure access over the "industrial internet" to remotely connect, monitor and troubleshoot multiple field devices. SiteLink easily and affordably cloud enables any Ethernet-ready device.
The SiteLink platform consists of three types of VPN routers and two antenna sets (Wifi and cellular). 5GB monthly data bandwidth is included free and subscription options include additional bandwidth (up to 50GB) and cloud data logging. The SiteLink platform allows unlimited users, and unlimited concurrent client and mobile connections.
Starting at $450.00, router options include wired, cellular 4G LTE and WiFi. The AT&T 4G LTE model allows access to remote locations that do not have internet access. The WiFi model allows configuration of the router as an access point or client. All models have 4 LAN ports and a WAN port for optional wired connections.
Next Generation GS4 Series DURApulse AC Drives ... up to 300 hp
The DURApulse GS4 series of AC sensorless vector drives includes many of the same standard features as our other GS drives including dynamic braking, PID, and adds much more.
GS4 drives are available up to 300hp in the 460V models, up to 100hp in the 230V models. All of the 230V models can run on 3-phase or single phase.
Starting at $422.00, GS4 drives have a 100kA Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR), a 50°C operating temperature rating, and STO (Safe Torque Off) is built in.
Modbus RTU/ASCII and BACnet protocols are built in and can be upgraded with optional Modbus TCP or EtherNet/IP communication cards.
The smart keypad with QuickStart menu can be remotely mounted for easy configuration / control.
Every drive has a built-in PLC (up to 10k steps) and software for both the drive and the PLC are available on CD or as a free download.
Flexible Multi-Conductor Shielded Control Cable
Flexible multi-conductor control cable is now available in shielded and unshielded versions ranging in sizes from 18 to 10 AWG and with three to 41 conductors. Individual stranded copper conductors have black PVC/Nylon insulation and are marked with identification numbers. With a rugged premium grade TPE outer jacket, cables are flexible for easy installation and are available in 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1,000-foot reels.
Shielded versions include both an overall aluminum mylar foil tape with drain wire and tinned copper braid for maximum effectiveness against external electrical noise interference.
The cables are resistant to sunlight, oil, and moisture penetration, and are suitable for wet and dry, indoor and outdoor locations. These multi-conductor flexible control cables are UL and CSA approved and RoHS compliant. Reel prices start at $50.00.
More Koyo Encoders - light-duty incremental and medium-duty absolute
Two Koyo light-duty incremental encoder product lines have been expanded and a higher resolution Koyo medium-duty absolute encoder has been added.
The TRD-S Series of 6mm solid shaft and TRD-SH Series of 8mm hollow shaft incremental encoders now have 5-12 VDC open collector output versions in addition to the existing 12-24 VDC open collector or 5 VDC line driver output versions. These light-duty industrial grade incremental encoders have an IP40 environmental rating with resolutions available from 100 pulses per revolution to 2500 ppr and up to a 200 kHz maximum response frequency. Koyo light-duty incremental encoders start at $90.00.
TRD-NA Series absolute encoders are now available in resolutions up to 2048 ppr. Starting at $271.00, these medium duty encoders feature a small 50mm diameter body and are splash proof IP65 rated.
SureMotion® Gen 2 Linear Slide Actuators
SureMotion Generation 2 Compact and Value Line motor-ready actuators have been added to replace existing actuators of the same model, length and screw pitch. With reduced parts count, the Gen 2 actuators provide even more reliable operation.
Starting at $1,129.00, self-contained Gen 2 Compact slide actuators are available with travel distances to 36 inches and travel speeds up to 20 inches per second. Compact Gen 2 actuators have an integral wireway through the body and a more robust motor mount that fits both NEMA 17 and 23 motors.
Value Line linear slide actuators (starting at $789.00) are available with travel distances ranging from 6 inches to 24 inches. The Gen 2 actuators add integral sensor mount grooves and a more robust motor mount. These versatile units can be mounted horizontally, vertically, or inverted without loss of load capacity.
IDEM Viper Series Safety Relays
Viper Safety Relays from IDEM are designed with enhanced LED diagnostics and simplified screw or pluggable connection wiring. Six new configurations of DIN rail mount 24V AC/DC safety relays are now available.
Starting at $120.00, IDEM SCR21, SCR32 and SCR73 Series single/dual channel Viper safety relays provide up to 7 safety output contacts and 3 auxiliary output contacts for E-Stop relay or safety gate relay applications.
SCR3142TD Series Viper safety relays (from $337.00) have a configurable delay function and 8 status LEDs for easy diagnostics. Applications include guard door monitoring, emergency stop devices and sensors.
SEU31 series Viper safety relay expansion modules (starting at $125.00) can be directly wired to the SCR21, SCR31, SCR73, and SCR3142TD series safety relays to provide additional safety contacts.
BRX Analog I/O Expansion Modules
The versatile BRX Micro PLC system combines powerful features in a compact, stand-alone footprint. One of the unique features of the BRX platform is its ability to expand its capability to fit the application.
New analog I/O expansion modules are available in high-resolution current/voltage and temperature models.
Two 8-channel analog current and voltage input modules and two 8-channel current and voltage output modules are available. Current signal ranges are 0-20 mA, 4-20 mA; voltage ranges are 0-5 VDC, 0-10 VDC, +/- 5 VDC, +/- 10 VDC. Input and output signal resolution is 16-bits (external 24 VDC required).
The new 4-channel temperature module supports type J, E, K, R, S, T, B, N, C thermocouples. The module can also be configured for millivolt level analog inputs.
BRX analog I/O modules start at $187.00 and have a two-year warranty.
Wenglor 3-Color Sensors and 12-Color Fiber-Optic Sensors
Wenglor color sensors reliably select colored objects in automated high-speed processes based on defined reference colors.
Applications include detection of color markings on print marks, labels and packages; color object sorting, and spectral measurement of colors in printing processes.
The Wenglor OPT2023 color sensor is capable of evaluating up to 3 colors simultaneously. Single lens optics allows this sensor to have a small spot diameter and large working range. The 3-color OPT2023 sensor is $295.00.
The Wenglor OPT2022 12-color fiber-optic amplifier ($545.00) is a multispectral sensor with 12 switching outputs for detailed color analysis. Sensor settings are selectable on a graphical display.
Starting at $43.00 and designed for tight spaces, four OPT series plastic and glass fiber optic cable options are available for use with the OPT2022 amplifier.
NITRA Pneumatic Rotary Actuators & Grippers
NITRA® Rotary Actuators are available in four body sizes with or without shock absorbers. All are double acting and have an adjustable travel range from zero to 190 degrees. Anodized aluminum bodies include integral mounting slots for position switches. A durable ball bearing hub and integrated piston magnets are standard. The compact design is ideal for general material handling and other industrial applications. NITRA rotary actuators start at $190.00.
NITRA Pneumatic Grippers are actuators with jaws (fingers) to grip objects, and are available in seven body sizes with parallel or angular grip travels and side mount or end mount grips. Grippers are either double-acting, single-acting normally open, or single-acting normally closed. Anodized aluminum bodies include integral mounting slots for position switches. NITRA Grippers are priced from $67.00.
EtherNet/IP protocol for Protos X Field I/O systems
The Protos X "Xpansion" field I/O system, using serial Modbus RTU (RS-485), Ethernet Modbus TCP or EtherNet/IP communications protocols, provides the exact I/O needed with the smallest footprint possible.
2 to 16-point discrete I/O terminals and 2 to 8-channel analog I/O terminals are available. Up to 64 terminals per assembly and 255 I/O terminals total are possible. The Modbus and EtherNet/IP Bus couplers provide connection options to hundreds of industrial control devices including the most popular PLCs and SCADA/HMI packages.
Bus couplers are now available in four configurations. The new PX-EIP1 server bus coupler (priced at $244.00) uses EtherNet/IP protocol over Ethernet. PX-TCP1 and PX-TCP2 server bus couplers offer Modbus TCP protocol over Ethernet. The PX-MOD slave bus coupler utilizes Modbus RTU/ASCII protocol over RS-485.
Cable/Wire Ties and Cable Tie Installation Tools from SapiSelco
SapiSelco® has been a leader in the manufacture of cable ties for more than 65 years, offering a wide variety of standard and specialty cable ties.
Standard cable ties (starting at $1.00 / 300pcs) are available in natural, black and five colors, have rounded edges to avoid cable damage, and are UL 94: V2 self-extinguishing Nylon rated.
Stainless steel tooth Nylon cable ties (from $1.50 / 150pcs) offer high mechanical strength.
SapiSelco specialty cable ties include UV resistant ties, metal detector readable ties, pushbutton re-openable/reusable ties, buttonhole ties, screw mount tie to attach cable bundles to a support, Nylon marker cable ties with built-in identification tag, and double-headed locking cable ties for more secure fastening.
Starting at $12.50, SapiSelco cable tie tools include a cutting tool, collar fastening tool, and an adjustable cable tie gun installation tool.
Industrial Cat5e M12 Ethernet Patch Cables
New high flex, shielded M12 Ethernet CAT5E patch cables have a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) jacket ideal for typical industrial applications. This Ethernet cable is flame retardant, chemical resistant and resistant to welding sparks.
These Ethernet cables are ideal for the AutomationDirect products and other devices that support Ethernet communications.
Several connection choices are available including male straight to male straight, male straight to male 90°, male straight to RJ45, and male 90° to RJ45. The cables are available in 0.6m, 1m and 3m lengths and have a -40° to +80°C (-40° to +176°F) temperature rating.
Starting at $19.00, M12 Ethernet patch cables have an ingress protection rating of IP65/66K/67 and are cULus, CSA approved.
Industrial Stride® Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Switches
Power over Ethernet (PoE) allows Ethernet network cables to also carry electrical power. Normally two connections are required, a network connection and a power connection: PoE reduces the time and expense of having electrical power cabling installed.
Two versions of Stride PoE switches are available: 10/100 and GbE. Both have one standard RJ45 Ethernet port and four PoE+ RJ45 ports (30W on each port).
Using Powered Device (PD) Detection, the PoE switch port will detect the presence of a PoE enabled device before sending power. If a non-PoE device is detected, power will not be sourced on that port but Ethernet communications will be permitted. The switches provide broadcast/network storm protection and have redundant power inputs.
Staring at $239.00, Stride PoE switches have a wide operating temperature range and are HazLoc certified.
STEGO Filter Fan Plus enclosure cooling fans
Filter fans provide economical cooling options for electrical/electronic enclosures.
The STEGO Filter Fan Plus series uses a new air flap design for the air outlet. The air flaps have less resistance to airflow than an exhaust filter, which allows the Filter Fan Plus system to achieve higher airflow while still preventing the ingress of contaminants.
In five fan sizes and airflows up to 243 CFM, two airflow systems are available. The FPI system has an intake fan with filter and an exhaust grille with air flaps; the FPO system uses an exhaust fan with air flaps and an intake grille with filter. A true "no screw" mounting system with four 6-position ratchets firmly mounts the fan.
Starting at $60.00, the STEGO filter fan plus series is IP54 dust and splash waterproof rated; 115 and 230VAC plus 12, 24, and 48VDC models are available.
More mounting brackets for a variety of sensor types and sizes
32 new Wenglor sensor mounting brackets have been added for many types and sizes of sensors.
New brackets are available for inductive, magnetic, capacitive and ultrasonic proximity sensors, along with photoelectric, laser and fiber optic sensors, and in 3, 4, 5, 6.5, 8, 12, 18 and 30mm sensor sizes.
New mounting bracket configurations start at $6.00 and include right-angle plastic brackets with and without insertion stops. A right-angle bracket with a fine-tune feature that allows vertical and horizontal adjustment for sensor placement is also available.
Swivel mount brackets are available for 8mm, 12mm, 18mm and 30mm sensors; the brackets are all stainless steel or with a stainless steel mounting plate and aluminum head. The right-angle swivel brackets mount on a secure 12mm stainless steel rod and provide 360 degree vertical and horizontal adjustment.
ProSense Digital Pressure Gauges
ProSense DPG1 digital pressure gauges are ideal for industrial and general purpose applications requiring an accurate and reliable device with easy to read digital display.
These DPG1 gauges have a 4-digit, 2" x 3/4" LCD display and 2-button operation. The backlight display turns on when the on/off button is pressed and has a continuous on display option or a timeout option to save battery life. The display battery life is 2 years (auto shut-off mode) or 2 weeks if the display is on continuously. A rubber boot is included for added gauge protection and the process connection is 1/4" NPT.
Gauge accuracy is +/- 0.5% of full scale with available pressure ranges from 0 - 15 psig to 0 - 5000 psig.
Pressure unit selections include psi, mH2O, mmHg, mbar, kPa, bar, kg/cm2 and MPa.
ProSense DPG1 digital pressure gauges are priced at $100.00 and have a 1-year warranty.
Continuous Flexing Industrial Cat5e Ethernet Cable
DataMax Extreme Ethernet cable from Quabbin® has a specially designed jacket developed to survive the many industrial hazards that commercial jackets will not. The DataMax cable jacket is pressure extruded over the cable core, "locking" the conductor pairs in place. This type of jacket construction provides very stable electrical performance, even when impacted, bent, or repeatedly flexed.
These Cat5e flexing cables are available in 24 AWG, 2 or 4 twisted pairs with color coded high density polyethylene insulation, and with unshielded or overall braid and foil shields.
The FR-TPE jacket has excellent chemical, moisture, and flame resistance, and exceptional low temperature flexibility; the cables are Type CMX Outdoor - CM and AWM Style 2463 UL classified.
Starting at $15.00, continuous flexing cables are made in the USA and are sold in 20 to 1000 foot lengths.
NITRA Current to Pneumatic (I/P) Transducers
NITRA NCP Series electro-pneumatic transducers convert a 4-20 mA current signal (I) from a PLC or other controller to a linear pneumatic output pressure (P).
These NITRA I/P transducers are rated for installation in NEMA 4X (IP65) environments and approved for hazardous locations.
The NCP series I/P transducers are available in output pressure ranges up to 120 psig for industrial pneumatic and process control applications.
NCP1 series transducers can be direct or bracket mounted and have a 1/2" NPT female conduit connection with wire leads.
Compact NCP2 series I/P transducers can be direct or bracket mounted and have a 1/2" NPT female conduit connection with wire leads or field wireable DIN 43650
electrical connector; optional pipe and DIN rail mounting kits are also available.
NITRA I/P transducers start at $275.00 and have a 1-year warranty.
Precision Limit Switches
Traditional limit switches are limited in terms of accuracy and repeatability. These cost-effective, ultra-precise mechanical limit switches from Metrol® have repeatability down to 10, 5, 3, and even 0.5 microns (µm) depending on the specific model.
Along with their high precision, these stainless steel limit switches are also some of the smallest switches/sensors available. Their tiny size allows them to be mounted in extremely tight locations.
Five precision limit switch series are available: precision touch with 3 micron or 5 micron accuracy; high precision touch and tool setter with 0.5 micron accuracy; ball plunger with 10 micron accuracy, and high temperature rated with 10 micron accuracy and operating temperatures up to 200°C. The switches are IEC IP40 to IP67 rated depending on model.
Precision limit switches start at $39.50 and have a 1-year warranty.
IronHorse® Shaft Mount Gearboxes
IronHorse shaft mount gearboxes (speed reducers) feature shafts and gears manufactured from the highest grade steel, case hardened and precision ground to AGMA standards for long lasting durability.
The gearbox shafts have reinforced double lip seals to protect against contamination and prevent oil from escaping; premium ball and tapered roller bearings provide smooth operation and lower noise.
Extended gear centers ensure tooth contact and provide consistent operation.
Housings are 100% cast iron to provide industrial grade protection for the life of the unit.
Gearboxes are available in 9:1, 15:1 and 25:1 gear ratios and in frame sizes from 2 to 5. Uses include reducing output speed, increasing torque, changing drive direction, and/or running two loads from one motor.
Shaft mount gearboxes start at $549.00 (with torque arm included) and have a 1-year warranty.
Updated DirectLOGIC DL405 PLC CPUs
Two new feature-enhanced DL405 PLC CPUs have been added, the D4-454 and D4-454DC-1. The D4-454 CPUs ($859.00) provide all the capabilities of the D4-430, D4-440 and D4-450 CPUs, using updated microprocessor technology allowing the D4-454 to be the CPU of choice for the DL405 family.
Both D4-454 CPUs include a built-in power supply and four communication ports. Each CPU offers a large amount of program memory, advanced diagnostics and a substantial instruction set that includes drum sequencers, ASCII output, floating point math, trig functions, bit of word manipulation, timed and hardware-triggered subroutines, For/Next loops, fill-in-the-blank PID control, and more.
The DirectLOGIC DL405 controller offers reliable, time-tested hardware with a wide variety of I/O modules, configurations and many specialty modules available.
New 3 and 4-inch C-more Micro HMI Touch Panels with Built-in Ethernet
The EA3-S3ML C-more 3" Micro touch panel ($198.00) has a 3.1-inch STN LCD monochrome display and twelve selectable LED-driven backlight colors. It features a 128 x 64 pixel display, and five function keys with red LED indicators.
The EA3-T4CL C-more 4" Widescreen Micro touch panel ($269.00
) has a 4.3-inch TFT LCD 480 x 272 pixel display (WQVGA) with 32K colors for customizing objects, screen backgrounds and displaying bitmap graphics.
Both the 3-inch and 4-inch touch panels each have two serial ports, one micro-USB port and one built-in RJ45 Ethernet port.
These 12-24 VDC powered panels can also receive power from the serial communications port of most AutomationDirect PLCs or through the USB port when connected to a PC for programming (using free EA-MG-PGMSW software).
The panels are NEMA 4/4X and IP65 (indoor) rated.
Adjustable Industrial Temperature Switches
ProSense® TSDA25 series temperature switches offer simple temperature monitoring and control with easy setup via mechanical adjustment dials. An extremely durable housing and no moving parts make these switches very reliable and ensure long-term stability without setpoint drift.
TSDA25 series temperature switches are a direct replacement for the TSD25 series and offer higher accuracy and a standard sized 6mm diameter probe.
Two temperature sensing ranges are available: -4 to 284°F (-20 to 140°C) and -13 to 284°F (-25 to 140°C). Two PNP normally open or two complementary PNP normally open/normally closed switching DC outputs are available. LEDs indicate switching and operating status.
ProSense TSDA25 Series temperature switches are priced at $89.00 and have a 3-year warranty.
Wide Area Sensors for Product Detection
Area Sensors from Micro Detectors (MD) are multi-beam, through-beam sensors with emitter and receiver elements used to sense wide areas. These area sensors are not personnel safety protective devices.
CX0 Series basic area sensors have a sensing distance of up to 6m and a detection height up to 320mm. CX2 Series advanced area sensors also have a sensing distance of up to 6m with detection height of up to 960mm and offer analog outputs and a blanking function.
Available Teach-in functions are used for product setting and adjustment. LEDs indicate the sensor alignment, optics condition and faults.
The blanking function (CX2 series) allows the height of the active optic window to be adapted to the specific application by eliminating ("blanking") pairs of beams.
MD area sensors start at $200.00, have a 3-year warranty and are IEC IP67 rated.
INTEGRA Premium Series Wall Mount, Screw Cover Polycarbonate Enclosures
The new Premium Series of INTEGRA wall mount enclosures adds lift-off screw cover, hinged screw cover and single door hinged cover with non-metallic latch versions.
Starting at $46.00, the Premium series features INTEGRA's unique T-Rail mounting system for dead-front panels, swing-out panels, layering subpanels, and/or infinitely variable subpanel height.
INTEGRA polycarbonate enclosures weigh less and are engineered for durability and impact resistance, UV stability, chemical resistance, design flexibility and machinability. The enclosures are NEMA Type 1, 2, 3, 3R, 3S, 4, 4X, 5, 6/6P, 12, and 13 rated and are watertight, non-corrosive, non-conductive, and easy to install and modify. Subpanels starting at $9.00 and other accessories including pole mount kits are available. INTEGRA enclosures are UL approved, CE, RoHs, and REACH compliant.
National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Approved Potable Water Solenoid Valves
NS-Series NSF certified water valves (from GC Valves) are an excellent choice for food and beverage grade potable water applications where products can be consumed by humans.
Three types of 2-port, 2-position, normally closed valves are available. The NS201 and NS211 series are piloted diaphragm valves with 316L stainless steel or Noryl (thermoplastic) bodies and are ported for 3/8, 1/2 or 3/4 inch NPT.
Cost-effective NS301 series valves are direct acting and a good choice for potable water applications up to 400 psi. These valves have 303 stainless steel bodies and 1/4 inch NPT ports.
24VDC, 24VDC, 120VAC and 240VAC replacement coils are available, as are valve repair kits and complete valve rebuild kits.
Made in the USA, NS Series potable water valves start at $73.00 and are NSF, CE, CSA, UL recognized and NEMA 4/4X protected.
New Assorted Hand Tools from Wera
14 new assorted Wera tools have been added including miniature and insulated screwdriver sets, a driver-bit set, metric and Imperial T-handle and L-key hexdriver sets, an impact driver set and adjustable torque screwdrivers and torque wrenches.
The Wera 17-piece 5/16-inch hex socket drive impact driver set ($221.00) includes impact driver, assorted bits, square socket adapters and durable cloth pouch.
A new 20-piece miniature driver bit set ($186.00) has a electrostatic discharge safe (ESD) bit-holding miniature screwdriver with slotted, Phillips, hex, Torx and 5 lobe bits.
Starting at $144.00, new Wera adjustable torque wrenches with reversible ratchets are available in four torque ranges from 1.5 to 150 lb-ft. and three drive sizes 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 inch.
The new torque screwdriver kit ($319.00) includes three torque drivers (ranging from 2.5 to 55 in-lb) and 24 driver bits.
NITRA Pneumatic Total Air Preparation Units (TAP series) and CMV Ethernet/IP (EIP) Modules
NITRA Total Air Prep (TAP) units are the latest technology for compressed air preparation. A single, high flow unit contains an automatic drain air filter with clogged filter indicator, relieving regulator, lockable shut-off valve, pressure gauge and air dump. Electric models also have an adjustable electric soft start / shut-off valve and an adjustable pressure switch with indicator LEDs. Interchangeable inlet and outlet port inserts allow the TAP to easily mount to most pipe sizes. TAP units have a 0 to 120 psi pressure range and are IP65 rated and CE approved. NITRA TAP total air prep units start at $171.00.
Also new, two NITRA Ethernet/IP (EIP) protocol modules (from $549.00) have been added to the NITRA CMV Series of compact modular solenoid valves. These Ethernet/IP communication end plates permit daisy chaining of as many CMV manifold banks as needed.
ProSense ETS Series Digital Temperature Sensors
The ETS Series of digital temperature sensors combines a precision RTD sensing element, measuring electronics, and process fitting all in a single stainless steel temperature transmitter probe.
A built-in, 4-digit digital display provides indication of the measured temperature. Two yellow LEDs indicate output switch status. The sensor housing can be rotated and the digital display electronically flipped for installation flexibility.
Two solid state switch outputs are provided. Select models allow one output to be configured as a scalable analog signal, turning the unit into a combination temperature switch and transmitter.
Simple pushbutton setup allows the ETS to be easily and quickly configured prior to installation;
free ProSense XT-SOFT software can also be used to program the ETS parameters.
ETS series digital temperature sensors start at $146.00.
More Electrical Connection Options for Compact Limit Switches
Four connection types are now available for the AEM2G series of compact limit switches to provide additional installation flexibility. 5-Pin M12 Quick Disconnect (bottom and right exit) and 3m pre-wired pigtail cable (right exit) connection options have been added to the existing 3m pre-wired pigtail cable (bottom exit) connection.
AEM2G series compact limit switches have die cast metal housings that are epoxy resin filled for IP67 rating and are equipped with one normally-open and one normally-closed contact. These compact limit switches have standard U.S. 25mm mounting hole spacing and are available in a variety of actuator types including metal plunger, lever, rod actuator, and spring actuator. Contact types include both snap-action and slow-make/slow-break.
AEM2G series compact limit switches start at $21.00, have a 1-year warranty and are UL and CE approved.
Stride® SE2 Series Managed Ethernet Switches
Stride managed switches allow networks to be configured to assure the highest performance and security levels. New Stride SE2 series switches provide Modbus TCP and EtherNet/IP management capability.
SE2 Series managed Ethernet switches include 8-port (2 versions with fiber optic ports) and 16-port fast Ethernet switches; and an 18-port Gigabit switch. The 8-port switch and 18-port Gigabit switch models have SFP fiber optic ports for additional fiber connectivity at fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet speed.
Stride switches are specifically built to provide reliable network connections in harsh industrial conditions including drastic temperature changes, electrical interference, and corrosion.
Starting at $429.00, SE2 series managed switches have a 5-year warranty, are UL/cUL 508 and CE approved, and meet UL hazardous locations (Class I Div. 2) standards.
Bryant Watertight Plugs, Connectors & Heavy-Duty Receptacles
New Bryant watertight product design improvements include a new cone seal that prevents water from accumulating at the cable entrance; rugged PBT (Polybutylene terephthalate) interiors provide excellent resistance to moisture and temperature. A new Gotcha® ring and collapsible bushing design provides superior strain relief. The new products are direct replacements for current ones.
Bryant watertight plugs and connectors are recommended where moisture exists or frequent washdown occurs. The watertight components have high-visibility yellow thermoplastic elastomer housings and a tongue and groove plug to connector sealing system for optimum protection.
$14.00, Bryant watertight components meet NEC requirements for "Wet & Damp Locations"; are NEMA 4, 4X, 6, and 6P, IP65, IP66, IP67 rated, and are UL listed and CSA certified.
Eaton NEMA Rated Limit Switches
F25 Series NEMA limit switches from Eaton have a die-cast zinc housing and are NEMA 3, 3S, 4, 4X, 6, 6P, 13, and IP67 rated for industrial applications.
Operating heads (side rotary, top and side push, and wobble stick) are mounted on top of the switch body in any of four positions. Snap action 1 N.O., 1 N.C. and 2 N.O., 2 N.C. contact versions are available.
Nine versions of side rotary limit switches are available with fixed and adjustable length stainless steel levers and Nylatron or metal rollers. Also available are adjustable spring stainless steel rod and 6-inch Nylatron loop side rotary switches.
Six versions of metal plunger (side push and top push) limit switches are available; along with three types of 360-degree rod and spring (wobble head) limit switches.
Eaton NEMA limit switches start at $89.00, have a 1-year warranty and are UL Listed, CSA Certified.
Patlite® Pre-Assembled Stack Light LED Signal Towers and Accessories
Patlite signal towers are available in 25mm, 30mm, 40mm and 70mm diameter sizes and offer high intensity LED illumination and prism-cut lens design for enhanced visibility from any direction.
Ideal for tight spaces, the 25mm ME/MES series of super slim rust-free aluminum body signal towers is available in one to four LED module versions.
With an ABS resin main body, 30mm MP/MPS series and 40mm LCE series signal towers offer superior impact and heat resistance. Models are available with built-in or add-on alarm buzzers.
70mm LS7 series towers have a smooth body that reduces adhesion of water and dust, making these signal towers adaptable in many environments including high pressure and high temperature wash down.
Pre-assembled Patlite stack lights start at $79.00. Replacement LED modules and mounting brackets/poles accessories are available.
BRX Stackable Micro PLC with Built-In and Expansion I/O
The Micro BRX PLC system offers outstanding features including built-in data logging, motion control, serial and Ethernet communication, an interchangeable (hot-swappable) communications port and integrated high-speed I/O.
Starting at $199.00, four styles of Micro PLC units are available: one with no onboard I/O, and units with 10, 18, and 36-point built-in I/O.
The BRX platform can be used as a stand-alone controller or expanded using a wide variety of expansion modules.
Up to 8 expansion modules (depending on PLC model) easily snap onto the side of a BRX Micro PLC Unit creating a sturdy and rugged PLC platform.
Free Do-more Designer programming software offers a convenient dashboard for easy navigation, integrated video help, PLC simulator, Trend View and email capabilities.
Starter kits are priced from $425.00 with free online training.
More Hubbell-Wiegmann® Fiberglass Enclosures
189 new fiberglass enclosures, subpanels and accessories have been added to the Hubbell-Wiegmann line of non-metallic enclosures.
$133.00, the new Classic Series of enclosures is designed for general electrical and electronic applications as well as applications requiring broader environmental concerns. They are especially suited for high visibility locations found in both industrial and commercial applications, but the chemical resistance and watertight capabilities make them ideal across a broad spectrum of environmental installations as well.
New models have also been added to the existing Premier, Slim Line, JIC and Control Series lines of fiberglass enclosures.
Fiberglass enclosures are designed to house electrical, electronic, instrumentation and mechanical controls indoors and outdoors where corrosion resistant watertight enclosures are needed.
Mersen STXR Series Surge-Trap® Surge Protective Devices
Mersen's Surge-Trap Type 1 STXR series, with its compact design and line or load installation flexibility, is the perfect fit for branch panel and/or individual equipment protection.
The one-piece device requires no assembly and can be used at the machine or the main panel to protect equipment from downtime and/or damage from power spikes and surges. Available in 120-600VAC models and a 200kA short-circuit current rating, these devices are ideal for use in ANSI/UL SPD installations such as AC distribution, power supplies, drive protection, fire alarms and control panels.
The NEMA 4X enclosure is suitable for outdoor or indoor use. The mounting hub fits a 3/4" knockout and an optional surface mounting bracket is available. An LED indicator displays status (Good/Replace).
Starting at $98.00, the STXR series is UL and CSA approved.
AcuAMP® Split-Core High Performance AC Current Transformers
AcuAmp CTF series split core current transformers provide an easy-to-install, compact and cost-effective means of measuring AC current, producing a 0-5 A output proportional to the current flowing through the sensing window.
AcuAmp AC transformers feature a larger than average sensing window and a split-core case for convenient installation over large wires or bus bars without disconnecting. The compact design saves space in control panels by remotely locating the sensing of the current closer to the load. Primary current ratings are from 150A to 1000A.
The 5A output of these current transformers is compatible with most standard power monitors and panel meters, ammeters, wattmeters, instrumentation and energy management systems.
Starting at $64.50, AcuAmp AC current transformers have a 5-year warranty and are cURus, CE approved.
ProSense® digital pressure sensors for both gas and liquid applications
New EPS series digital pressure sensors are ideal for industrial pressure measurement and indication in both gas and liquid applications.
Stainless steel bodied EPS series sensors have an IP67 ingress protection (washdown) rating and the standard 1/4" NPT male connection allows direct process installation.
Measuring ranges are available from vacuum up to 5800 psig. Selectable engineering units such as psig, bar, mbar, kPa, MPa, inches of water column, and inches of mercury can be displayed. The built-in two-color digital display provides easy to read indication of measured pressure and switch setpoints.
Two solid state switch outputs are standard, and on -1001 models, output 2 can be configured as a 4-20mA or 0-10VDC analog signal.
Prices for these digital pressure sensors start at $234.00; accessories include a protective cover and mounting bracket.
RHINO® low-cost NEC Class 2 DC power supplies
RHINO PSL series DC power supplies are plastic low-profile switching supplies available with 5, 12 and 24 VDC adjustable outputs. Designed to fit in shallow depth enclosures, these power supplies have power ratings from 7.5W to 91W for use with many DC powered devices including PLCs, HMIs, Ethernet switches and more. Additional features include universal 90 to 264 VAC input voltage, integral DIN rail mounting adapter, DC-OK LED indication, and output current limitation. Screw terminals are provided for simple and speedy wiring terminations.
Starting at $25.00, the RHINO PSL series is UL508 listed for demanding industrial applications and most models are UL60950-1 recognized for NEC Class 2 compliance in industrial, commercial and residential applications. PSL series supplies are IEC Protection Class II double insolated.
IronHorse® MTRP series (Premium Efficiency) 56HC-frame AC motors up to 3hp
The IronHorse line of general purpose three-phase motors now includes the MTRP-series 56HC-frame premium efficiency motors available from 1 hp to 3 hp.
The 208-230/460 VAC rolled steel motors are available in 1800 and 3600 RPM models and feature 4:1 constant torque and 10:1 variable torque speed ranges, TEFC (Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled) frames, cast aluminum end bells and removable mounting bases. These NEMA 56HC flange mount motors are suitable for 56, 143T, or 145T frame mounting dimensions.
MTRP-series motors start at $125.00, have a two year warranty, meet RoHS and Low Voltage Directives, and are CSA and EU approved. Available accessories include replacement/spare bases, junction boxes, fans, and fan shrouds.
HydroMode fittings, PE tubing and PVC hose for potable water applications
HydroMode is the new line of push-to-connect fittings and tubing designed for potable water and beverage systems, including applications in brewing, coffee/drink dispensing, soup and liquid food production, and municipal/residential water treatment.
Starting at $3.50 (5 pack), HydroMode™ push-to-connect fittings are made of NSF approved materials with NSF-51® and NSF-61® certifications.
HydroMode NSF-61 certified polyethylene (PE) tubing (starting at $5.50) is available in 100 to 1,000-foot lengths, 5/32" to 1/2" sizes and in seven colors.
HydroMode reinforced PVC hose is Phthalate free and NSF 61 certified. Starting at $20.00, the reinforced PVC hose is available in 100 to 300-foot rolls.
Starting at $5.50 (3 pack), HydroMode lead-free brass hose barb fittings with male NPT threads are also designed for potable water and beverage applications.
Stride SE2 Series Unmanaged Ethernet Switches
SE2 series DIN rail mountable switches offer up to 16 ports and include models with Gigabit Ethernet and SFP options; select models are IP65 rated to withstand washdown environments. These Ethernet switches feature a "plug and play" design with no user setup required and immediately start operating once powered up and connected to the network.
Starting at $75.00, SE2 series switches have a wide operating temperature range and are available with a 12-48 VDC or 18-30 VAC redundant power input, reverse polarity protection, and IP30 metal cases.
Industrial Stride Ethernet switches survive extreme temperatures as well as noisy industrial power. Meeting hazardous location requirements (Class I Div. 2), and the IEC60068-2 vibration standard, Stride switches provide reliable connectivity in applications too tough for commercial grade switches.
ProSense® XTP Series Temperature Transmitters with Integral Sensors
The XTP series of temperature transmitter probes combines a precision RTD sensing element and transmitter electronics in a single stainless steel temperature transmitter probe. Available in three preconfigured temperature measuring ranges, XTP series transmitter probes are ready to use right out of the box.
Four standard probe insertion lengths (30, 50, 100, or 150mm) and two integral male NPT thread sizes (1/4-inch or 1/2-inch) are available that allow direct mounting to the process or thermowells. An M12 quick-disconnect allows connection to the loop powered 4-20 mA output signal.
Free downloadable ProSense XT-SOFT software allows users to program the XTP transmitter probe with a custom measuring range and change other configuration parameters.
ProSense XTP series temperature transmitter probes start at $120.00.
C-more 7-inch Widescreen HMI Touch Panels
The new C-more 7-inch widescreen WVGA color TFT touch panels fit the same enclosure cutout as the EA9-T6CL panels and are direct replacements with larger screen area (800 x 480 pixels) and reduced prices. The 7-inch panels have 800 MHz CPUs, 64k colors, and reliable 50,000-hour backlights. The full featured EA9-T7CL model ($540.00) has three serial ports, an Ethernet 10/100BaseT port, two USB 2.0 ports, one slot for SD memory card and audio line out. The EA9-T7CL-R base model ($465.00
) does include an Ethernet 10/100BaseT port but has only one serial port and no audio out. The touch panels are 12-24 VDC powered and an optional attachable AC power adapter is available. The panels are NEMA 4/4X and IP65 rated (for indoor use only) and are programmed using the EA9-PGMSW programming software, priced at $99.
Compact Air Conditioners for 7, 8 and 10-inch Deep Enclosures
Available for NEMA 4, 4X, and 12 rated enclosures, Stratus® TA20-series compact air conditioners provide a contaminant free environment and optimal cooling under higher ambient temperatures. Designed to fit 7 or 8-inch deep enclosures, the TA20-0 frame size 1,000 BTU/H units are available in 120VAC and 48VDC voltages; for 10-inch deep enclosures with smooth, flat sides, TA20-1 2,000 BTU/H units are available in 120VAC and 230VAC voltages.
Made in the USA, Stratus TA20-series air conditioners are cULus listed, with prices starting at $1,993.00.
Available accessories include extended surface 2" deep pleated filters to retrofit new 2000 BTU/H and all existing air conditioners 2000 BTU/H and up; replacement filters for TA20-1 models are also available; no filter is required for TA20-0 models.
New features added to the Productivity Suite PLC programming software
Productivity Suite version 2.4 provides two new software communications enhancements for Productivity Series controllers. Custom Protocol over Ethernet (CPE) is a new feature that allows programmers to create their own Hex-based communications protocol between the Productivity series CPU and 3rd party Ethernet devices. Ethernet based ASCII is one possibility with this new feature. Productivity Network (ProNET) is another new option and allows data sharing between two or more networked Productivity series CPUs. Simply broadcast and/or receive data messages "behind-the scenes" without the need for any communications instructions in ladder. Productivity Series CPUs can support up to 32 unique Global IDs for each networked PLC in any combination of publishers and subscribers. The full Productivity Suite software package is available as a free download.
IDEM Non-Contact RFID Coded Safety Switches
New LPF Series and SPF Series safety switches use RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) coded communication between switch and actuator to provide the most tamper-proof protection.
These non-contact safety switches are designed to protect both people and machines in applications where no physical contact takes place between the switch and actuator.
LPF Series and SPF Series safety switches provide LED indication of the RFID coded actuation and have a switching capability up to 0.2A. These switches are IP69K rated and will operate with most safety relays.
When used in combination with a Dual Channel Safety Relay, RFID Coded non-contact safety switches can be used to provide protection up to Category 4 and PLe to ISO13849-1.
Starting at $104.00, the RFID coded safety switches are available with a 2m, 5m, or 10m pigtail; or a 250mm Q-D cable.